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Facts and figures

Students sitting by the fountain in Lundagård

University overview

  • 8 faculties plus several specialised research centres and institutes
  • 3 campuses in the cities of Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö (all in southern Sweden)

Students 2016

  • Individual students, total over year: 42,000
  • Individual students, per semester: 30,000

Study programmes and courses 2016

  • Free-standing courses: 2,060
  • Study programmes total: 280
  • ...programmes leading to an undergraduate degree: 80
  • ...programmes leading to a Master's degree: 200

Lund University offers 6 Bachelor's degree programmes, more than 100 Master's programmes and over 1,000 free-standing courses taught in English.

International 2016

  • Students in total 20%
  • ....of whom students on Master's programmes: 60%
  • Research students in total 40%
  • Staff in total 30%
  • ...of whom researchers: 50%

Lund University has exchange agreements with 600 universities in over 70 countries.

Degrees awarded 2016

  • Bachelor's degrees: 3,700
  • Master's degrees: 4,000
  • Doctoral degrees: 450

Distribution of students by education cycle 2016

  • Undergraduate programmes: 50%
  • Undergraduate freestanding courses: 20%
  • Master's programmes: 25%
  • Master's freestanding courses: 5%

Distribution of students by faculty 2016

  • Faculty of Engineering: 24%
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: 21%
  • Faculties of Humanities and Theology: 15%
  • School of Economics and Management: 13%
  • Faculty of Medicine: 10%
  • Faculty of Science: 7%
  • Faculty of Law: 7%
  • Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts: 2%
  • Specialised centres: 1%

Research students 2016

  • Research students: 2,900
  • ...of whom new students: 450
  • No of PhDs awarded: 450

Research publications 2016

  • No of publications (prel.): 5,300

Largest research funding bodies 2016

  • Swedish Research Council: SEK 1,020 million / EUR 100 million
  • EU: SEK 225 million / EUR 23 million
  • The Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation: SEK 220 million / 22 million
  • Formas: SEK 120 million / EUR 13 million
  • Vinnova: SEK 115 million / EUR 11 million

Employees 2016

  • Total average for the year: 7,400
  • ...professors: 800
  • ...other academic staff and research students: 4,000
  • ...technical and administrative staff: 2,500

Revenue 2016

  • Total: SEK 8 billion / EUR 800 million
  • ...direct government funding: 55%
  • ...external grants (external revenue): 35%
  • ...fees and other charges: 10%

2/3 of revenue go to research and PhD programmes, while 1/3 goes to undergraduate and Master’s education.

Expenditure 2016

  • Total: SEK 8 billion / EUR 800 million
  • ...staff: 60%
  • ...premises: 15%
  • ...other: 25%

Innovation 2016

  • New innovation ideas: 345
  • Projects: 103
  • Patent applications: 18
  • Companies formed: 20
  • ...with holding company as part-owner: 6

Since 1999, the innovation organisation has invested in around 86 new research companies, which together have generated just over 3 300 work years and over EUR 100 million in tax revenues.

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